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Geriatrics & Aging

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  • Dr. Daniel Mendelson visits with patient
  • Dr. Gillespie, Medical Director of the VA Healthcare Network of Upstate New York VISN2
  • Dr. William Hall speaks at the Annual Geriatrics Society Meeting
  • We are: Always innovating, Teamwork, Older People's Superheroes, Science of Caring, the Best Colleagues, and Person-Centered Care

Welcome from the Chief

Annette Medina-Walpole, M.D.Welcome to the Division of Geriatrics & Aging! Our nationally recognized Division serves as the academic home to over 40 interprofessional faculty members. Formally established as a division in 2008, Geriatrics has had a strong presence at the University of Rochester and nationally for the past 50 years. Under the leadership of nationally esteemed geriatricians including T. Franklin Williams MD, Paul Katz MD, William Hall MD and Robert McCann MD, the University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics & Aging has advanced the care of older adults in our community, nationally and internationally.  In our Division, we proudly assert that "all roads in Geriatrics lead to Rochester" as we have trained or supported the development of many of the nation's leaders in Geriatrics.

Our Division providers currently care for thousands of older adults each year spanning multiple care sites, including outpatient primary care, acute, post-acute, hospice & palliative care, home care, and long-term care. At the University of Rochester, our shared philosophy of holistic, individualized, and evidence based care produces high quality outcomes across the care continuum. Read about our mission and vision.

Annette Medina-Walpole, M.D.
Chief, Division of Geriatrics & Aging


Timothy Holahan DO accepted into AAMC Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

Dr. Tim Holahan, Senior Instructor of Medicine, will participate in the AAMC Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program, an application-based on-year certificate program, which develops educational leaders in health professions education through evidence-based, collaborative learning, and reflective practice.

Suzanne Gillespie MD, RD, CMD spotlighted by AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

Dr. Suzanne Gillespie, Associate Professor of Medicine and Society Board Member / Chair, House of Delegates of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine shares her expertise and thoughts on why she chooses to practice in the post-acute and long-term care setting.

Dallas Nelson MD to participate in National Quality Forum Focus Group on Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities

Dr. Dallas Nelson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of UR Medicine Geriatrics Group was invited to share her expertise and participate in a focus group on behalf of the National Quality Partners to determine the framework and central messages for their new Playbook - the NQP Playbook on Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities. Building on CDC's Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, this NQP Playbook™ will highlight practical and actionable solutions that address the unique needs of long-term care facilities seeking to implement an antibiotic stewardship program. Such programs are needed to combat the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant organisms in long-term care facilities and improve residents' health outcomes.